Practice Areas: Appellate

Appellate practice starts at the trial court level by preserving issues for appeal and framing arguments to be addressed by the appellate courts.  Once on appeal, our experience crafting persuasive briefs and delivering effective oral arguments can be outcome determinative as to whether an adverse ruling is overturned or a favorable one preserved.

 

Iowa Court of Appeals Finds Shooting on Property Was Outside Property-Owners’ Scope of Liability

Lee Christenson shot and killed Thomas Bortvit on a farm owned by Roger Christenson, Lee’s uncle, and Donald Christenson, Lee’s grandfather. Bortvit’s parents sued Roger and Donald, asserting that they had failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the property from being used for the purpose of firing loaded pistols by unsupervised persons under the […]

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